www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Dummy.190587
8.8 out of 10

Pioneer VSX-523

Great Deal: $249.00

Reviews and Problems with Pioneer VSX-523

Showing 1-10 of 39
Overall 10
10

Great unit

lkndave, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: i had a sony piece of junk. it died 2 years in. i got this and am happy as could be.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality, Wonderful Sound
  • Cons: None
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Satisfied

Ben Neds, Amazon
8 September 2014
Overall 8
8.0

This item is one of the best Amazon buy

hipolite onyegbule, Amazon
21 July 2014
  • Summary: This item is one of the best Amazon buy. for the sound and price it is GOOD i will recommend.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

A really great AV receiver

JT, B&H Photo
6 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this to replace my old Sony receiver that was seven years old. This new Pioneer truly blows way the Sony. The sound is clean and the controls are well laid out. I read through the manual and learned all the features, so that regally helped. I love the fact that I can set the levels and the distance on my 5.1 speaker system. The best feature is that the menu items are easy to find and use.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Works great out of the box

Always Cogitating, Amazon
15 June 2014
  • Summary: For basic surround sound connections, I just plugged in my Blue Ray Player and Satellite, output to TV, connected 5 speakers (don't have a powered SW yet) - sounds great. I was worried about the complicated instructions of how to set it up, need to connect the TV with a yellow video cable, etc - but so far, that hasn't been necessary. I noticed some complaints are about the remote - I use a Logitech Harmony remote which is indispensable these days whatever your set-up.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Solid Product...at first

majortom, Amazon
26 May 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this for almost the sole intention of using it to power a set of pioneer speakers for music (mostly vinyl) listening. To that end it works very well, the sound quality is solid and it certainly gets loud enough to the point where I wouldn't be concerned about the power. However, needed a component cable for the set up is really puzzling and I do wish that it didn't have spring connectors in the back for the surrounds.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Does not work reliably with Apple TV, overwhelming and over-complicated

Dean Mellis, Amazon
21 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this black box of pain a week ago and found it very difficult to set up. The guy who sold it to me at Best Buy didn't warn me about the extra HDMI cable I needed to buy but luckily I had an extra. The remote has 63 buttons that navigate through multiple sub menus that sometimes don't even display on the receiver screen. It will seem more complicated than even than the complexity of the remote would indicate.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

VARIOUS ELECTRONIC ITEMS

DANIEL J. WHELAN "dan whelan", Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: THEY ALL WORK GREAT JUST AS ADVERTISED, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PLEASURE DEALING WITH AMAZON, BUT I DO NOT APPRECIATE THE HIGH MEMBERSHIP FEE...
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

pretty awesome receiver

jeremy langlois, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: You can't beat this receiver for the price. It has plenty of hdmi ports and is a breeze to setup.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

So Far So Good!!

Daniel, Amazon
22 April 2014
  • Summary: The XBOX ONE only uses optical or HDMI, so I bought it to replace my old surround sound system for my son's gaming world. The optical didn't work, but routing the XBOX ONE through the system using HDMI was AWESOME!! You will need 2 HDMI cables, but you won't have to worry about the flimsy optical cable falling out from the gaming vibration. Had to buy a new woofer though... The Pioneer receiver only uses RCA woofer connectivity, versus 2 plan wires.
  • Read full review
Next page >>